Snide remarks regarding the sedan's styling are common, but reviewers are less critical of the new five-door. An optional rear spoiler brings some visual excitement to the econobox, as do the larger taillamps. Inside, one is confronted with the expected swath of dull, hard plastics, but the overall design and fit is acceptable. Other Cars to Consider The stands out with impressive available cabin technology for its segment, like the voice-activated Sync infotainment system. It accelerates quite well for a 4 cylinder, better the the Hyundai and Toyota cars I test drove. We love the hatchback and have carried desks, etc in the car.
The one big drawback to the cabin of the Aveo is all the noise. The price for either model with the trim level is the same, leaving the purchasing decision based solely on body type. The Aveo is refined enough, but the tactile feedback will be a big disappointment to anyone who has ever driven a Honda, a Toyota, or a Mazda. The new engine improves fuel economy to 26 mpg city and 34 mpg highway, and has been tuned for quieter performance. Acceleration is quicker than one might anticipate, especially with the five-speed, but still generally lacking. I wonder how many of these will get ripped off by accident.
The Focus also has better safety ratings. The Aveo comes as a sedan or a hatchback Aveo5. Lane changes require careful planning; right turns are best left for green lights. Inside, the Aveo is a strange mix of cheap appointments and wood trim. It does get a little loud if you punch the gas and doesn't accelerate as fast as my parents' Acura, but definitely does the job. Great breaks which is one of the reasons I picked this car because I am kind of paranoid about being able to stop in time even if I have plenty of room and this car stops very quickly since it is so small and light.
The Aveo seemed far more comfortable and easier to drive. Adequacy is the recurring theme with the 2009 Chevy Aveo. Many thanks to everyone there at that beautiful dealership for making my car buying experiences so awesome!!!! I'll miss the little auto! What to dress up your Aveo? See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information. Scores for the Aveo5 in federal crash tests are dual five-star ratings for frontal impacts and dual four-star tallies for side impacts. The hatchback performed similarly, actually improving in front impacts for the passenger and side impacts for the rear passengers, earning five and four stars, respectively.
The Aveo sedan fares less well, losing one star each for the passengers in front and side impacts. The plastics had multiple textures and all panel gaps were tight. Great mileage, good safety, comfortable enough for the price, super cute! You will be in for costly repairs and a headache. There appears to be more negative bias toward this car than deserved. Pushed too far, looseness and instability start to appear. Not even a month later, it starts having starting issues, and since I had a warranty off the car lot I bought it from it was taken care of. I was reassured the noise would be fixed, and it was.
Seats feel solid, supportive, and are very adjustable. Sure, our particular example was pretty cheery, what with its bright, teal-blue paint and its decently turned-out interior, but to drive this thing is to feel the full brunt of the economy-car experience. Easy to get in and out of. Steering is responsive, if slightly sluggish when driving slowly, and the Aveo's structural rigidity is above par for the class. Then my heater hose and head gasket goes out as I'm driving on the highway, and it starts over heating. What Owners Think A solid seller since its introduction, the Aveo has been helped by the higher fuel costs of recent years and its entry-level price. Wind and road noise can be intrusive, more so with the hatchback than the sedan.
As belts are tightening, we are going to take a long look at our economy cars like our Chevrolet Aveo5. Like most small cars, the Aveo's short wheelbase makes it bounce too much over freeway expansion joints and the like. With the specter of high gas prices looming over American drivers, the efficient and generally competent 2009 Chevy Aveo should be among the small cars on anyone's shopping list. It went up like it was overheating then went almost all the way down and then back to just be. Optional 15-inchers and anti-lock brakes are available. Meanwhile, higher-end features such as satellite radio, a large sunroof, and cruise control are available as options.
Options for this model include power accessories and anti-lock brakes. The automatic is relatively responsive. The second advantage is the warranty that comes with a new car. Yeah, the clock has been broken already two times, but he got it fixed under warranty and besides that there has not been a single issue with the car so far. Curiously, the vent is absent on the sedan. Model value: The 2009 Chevrolet Aveo appeals to shoppers primarily on the basis of its very low initial price, which makes it the lowest-priced passenger car currently for sale in the U.
Test drivers said that the front seats offer plenty of headroom, but legroom is more cramped. News Best Cars Staff May 19, 2015 The 2009 Chevrolet Aveo has good fuel economy and respectable cargo space, but most 2009 small cars trump it with better performance, more standard interior features and much better safety scores. Luckily I was under warranty for this repair as well. The Aveo now utilizes a new, more fuel-efficient Ecotec 1. The Focus has a more powerful engine, but while the Focus has good fuel economy, the Aveo gets more miles per gallon.